College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2024-06-04 07:24:13


Aerospace Systems Engineering

Honors Course

Honors Research Project

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2024


Our project deals with a common problem that is encountered with satellites in earth orbit or beyond. It is very common in space for there to be small collisions between satellites and foreign space debris, and it takes a lot of time and money to send a person out to repair the damage caused by the collision. Our goal is to develop a way to perform these repairs autonomously. We plan to develop a way to scan a satellite or spacecraft hull for damage using a robot and then repair the damage while still maintaining the material specifications required for spacecraft in orbit. Once we develop this idea, we plan to provide the Space Force with our findings so that they can use our project in future spacecraft. While the project is very open for the team to build the design from the ground up, there are some constraints that we must incorporate into our design. The constraints are as follows: the design must work in zero gravity conditions, it must be fully autonomous, and the process must be repeatable.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Farhad

First Reader

Kayla Dremann

Second Reader

Motaz Magdy M. Roshdy Hassan

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Dane Quinn

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